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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

By Bernard Lee
April 08, 2021

David Hendrix

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix. He captured Event #4, besting a field of 264 entries. Initially, David describes his affliction of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which is the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy.  David discusses how he got started in poker and how he got his nickname, “Atom Bomb.” Finally, David talks about his future outlook of poker.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.
0:142021 WSOP Summer Online Series and the return of the WSOP live series will take place from September 30 to November 23.
3:072021 Pearl River Poker Open Main Event was captured by former guest Dan Lowery. Also, Event #4 was won by this week’s guest, David Hendrix.
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6:38Bernard welcomes 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.
7:31David joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
9:02David discusses being afflicted with Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which is the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy.
15:31David talks about how he became interested in playing poker with Doyle Brunson’s books and how he improved his game.
22:11David discusses how he depends on the dealers to help him while he plays and how he memorizes player’s tendencies since he cannot move his head to see the players.
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30:32Bernard continues his interview with 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.
33:26David discusses his time at the Pearl River Poker Open and the challenges he faces while playing.
39:46David talks about his Ace of Hearts tattoo on his arm.
40:55David discusses playing in Event #4, which he chopped and took home the trophy.
42:29David describes the origin of his nickname, “Atom Bomb.”
46:24David discusses the emotional four-way chop at Event #4, 2021 Pearl River Poker Open, that led to David taking home the title and trophy.
50:02David discusses his future in poker during 2021.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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